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City hosts Easter parade

March 30, 2013 • Local News


Jaxon and Phoebe settle in their basket for the MainStreet Roswell 2013 Easter Parade at the Chaves County Courthouse, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo)

MainStreet Roswell offered a step back in time Saturday as children dressed in bright Easter dresses and straw hats raced around carrying eggs on spoons and jumped to the finish line in gunnysacks on the courthouse lawn.

“Everybody had a good time,” said Peggy Seskey, president of MainStreet Roswell. “There were no losers.”

Brightly-colored Easter bonnets sheltered the faces of the many folks who strolled through the grounds pushing strollers, decorated carts and costumed pets.

The third annual Easter Parade celebration offered contests for several entrants, including best-dressed adults and children, best bonnets and best-dressed pets.

The parade, though it turned out to be short, was full of seasonal cheer as it wound its way around the courthouse.

“We just wanted to bring them downtown for a simple family Easter to stroll on the courthouse lawn and have a music parade,” Seskey said. “You know, ‘In your Easter bonnet with Login to read more

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